Dartmouth Events

Redefining Success

Join us virtually to learn how the perception of success affects life satisfaction and find strategies to help you align what success means to you with your core values.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Do you sometimes feel that others succeed while you only seem to struggle, or that no matter what benchmark you achieve, “success” still lies further ahead? Join this virtual program to explore how the way we think about success impacts our self-esteem and life satisfaction and learn strategies to help you align what success means to you with your core values. Brought to you by Dartmouth College, Harvard Alumni for Mental Health (HAMH), and Tuck’s Alumni and Student Career Services.


About the Panelists

Vlad Ilchenko T’19 is a senior product manager at Walmart Fulfillment Services. He is a business strategist and economist by background and passionate about building great products and reducing business inefficiencies. Previously, Vlad advised Fortune 500 companies on making data-informed decisions by providing location intelligence tailored to their customers’ needs. Before that, he worked at the leading Ukrainian chemicals manufacturer and DuPont in strategy roles and founded a virtual fintech startup on the side. When not on the job, he loves hiking, perfecting my drumming skills with the band, and watching Grand Slam tournaments.

Adithi Jayaraman D’24 is a junior at Dartmouth College, where she is studying psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology. Adithi’s passion for mental health and drive to help those who struggle with mental illnesses are rooted in her own journey with mental health. She strives to help make a world where mental illness is no longer stigmatized and people with mental illnesses feel loved and supported. In addition to being an intern at HAMH, Adithi is a research assistant in Dartmouth’s Psychological and Brain Sciences department. Outside of the academic world, she is dedicated to service. In 2013, Adithi and her sister founded EdGift, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young women in India and the U.S. to become leaders in their communities.

Moderator Dr. Marie-Christine Nizzi is a clinical psychologist and the president of HAMH. With two PhDs, Dr. Nizzi led international research at Harvard for 10 years before moving to Dartmouth. Her research on identity and resilience has led to several breakthroughs in the care of high achievers, from college students and athletes to top executives in the midst of career transitions and professionals and expats navigating multicultural workplaces. In her bilingual private practice at Precision Psychologie, Marie-Christine provides therapy to high achievers and their partners in English and in French.

Michele Kawamoto Perry is founder of The Forward Project, a consultancy specializing in leadership development and high-performing team strategies that support organizations to increase employee engagement, form more inclusive and collaborative cultures, and drive growth and accelerate their impact. Michele received a B.A. from Harvard University and an MBA from KEDGE in Bordeaux, France. She is also an angel investor and on the board of directors for The Academy Project. Additionally, she is a member and collaborator of IDiF, building a center of innovation for DEI in finance.

For more information, contact:
Tuck Alumni Engagement

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.